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Tribe Muscini

Musca domestica - female Musca 01A - Musca autumnalis Annoying Kitchen Fly - Musca domestica Musca domestica - male Muscid - Morellia podagrica - female Green Bottle Fly - Lucilia - Neomyia cornicina - male fly - Musca autumnalis - female 20160828BOk - Musca - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Muscidae (House Flies and kin)
Subfamily Muscinae
Tribe Muscini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
classification recently revised in(1)
Numbers
~350 spp. in 18 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
This tribe includes, but is not limited to, metallic green, blue, or black species with vein M bent strongly towards R4+5. Generally these have no more than one pair of postsutural acrostichals, compared to two or more pairs in similar Calliphoridae, and the bend in M is less sharp than typical Oestroidea.
Works Cited
1.Phylogeny and classification of Muscini (Diptera, Muscidae)
Nihei S.S., de Carvalho C.J.B. 2007. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 149: 493–532.